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Comics + Real People tell true drinking stories


Latest (podcast) episode:


Upcoming (live) shows:

  • Saturday July 12th
    Timothy O Toole's (Chicago)
    CD Recording with Mick Betancourt
    8 PM / $10 tickets
  • Saturday July 19th
    The WIP Theater (Edison Park IL)
    10 PM / $10 tickets


News / Announcements / Blogs:


Blackout Diaries and Comedians You Should Know

For one night only, two of the most critically-acclaimed comedy shows in Chicago are collaborating on a special CD recording: Comedians You Should Know and The Blackout Diaries will come together on July 12th to record a CD. Headlining this show is Mick Betancourt, who will be burying his drinking stories in a final performance.

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No live show at SubT this week

There is now live show at SubT this Saturday, June 21st. Check back soon for future details and, for now, tell all your Ohio friends to come check us out this weekend in Columbus or Cincinnati.


Mining For Goldschlager

The Blackout Diaries is in Cleveland tomorrow night (Thursday June 19th) and Sean was interviewed by the Cleveland Plain Dealier. It's a pretty funny interview that you can read here


Blackout Diaries in Ohio Beer

The Blackout Diaries is doing an Ohio tour and was featured in The Akron Beach Journal's Beer Blog: here


* New Podcast Episode *
I don’t have my ID- stories of imposters

We discuss stories of sneaking into places you shouldn't be for drinks you shouldn't have, by acting like some one you are not.

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Tonight’s Show Sold Out

Tonight's show at The Subterranean is sold out. We will be releasing about 15 standing-room only tickets before the show if you want to try and get one of those. Otherwise, please join us another week, checkout the podcast for good drinking stories and thanks for your support:


Beer Foam Speeches

One of Sean's stories was included in The Guy Code blog, "Funny Stories About Being Drunk On Memorial Day": Read it and other stories from hilarious comics.


No Live Show Tonight (Memorial Day Weekend)

The Blackout Diaries is taking this Saturday off to celebrate Memorial Day with beers, brats and then probably a drunken, patriotic speech. Enjoy and we will be back next Saturday, May 31st for the first in a special series

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* New Podcast Episode *
Coon Skin Rug- stories of drunk purchases

Recorded in Portland- we share stories of some-times-fun, some-times-bad drunk purchases.

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More Tour Dates!

The Blackout Diaries has announced more tour dates.

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